Curriculum Lab

Curriculum Lab bins with math kidsAbout the Curriculum Laboratory

The Curriculum Laboratory is located on the 2nd floor, in the southeast corner of Davidson Library.  It is a resource center of instructional materials for grades K-12.  While it is designed primarily to serve student teachers in the UCSB Teacher Education Program, the collection is open to all library users.

Collections

  • Curriculum Collection
    • Includes children's literature, nonfiction, media, and teaching resources such as curriculum guides and activity books.
  • Learning Resources Display Center (LRDC) 
    • One of 25 display centers in California for state-adopted textbooks and instructional materials (grades K-8).
  • ERIC Database and Document Collection
    • Index of curriculum guides, lesson plans, research reports, conference papers, journal articles, publications of educational associations, and other research and instructional materials.
  • Juvenile Media Collection
    • Temporarily located on 1st Floor South of Davidson Library at the end of the main library Media Collection

Curriculum Laboratory Services

  • Service Hours
  • Reference Assistance
    • Contact Lorna Lueck, Education Librarian and Head of the Curriculum Lab
  • Specialized Services
    • For research consultations, group lectures, or tours, call (805) 893-7111.

Seating Areas

  • Computing 
    • There are public computers in Curriculum Lab.
  • Study Tables
    • There are tables located throughout the Curriculum Lab.

Other Areas

  • Juvenile Media Collection is temporarily located on 1st Floor South of Davidson Library at the end of the main library Media Collection
  • Media Viewing Station